Archive for the ‘rwd’ Category

Between the Lines

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Media queries are great for changing values in sudden snaps at different screen sizes. But, combining the power of calc() and viewport units like vw and vh , we can get an awful lot of fluidity across our layouts. For this we'll use a technique called ...

Do responsive sites have to be so tall on mobile?

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Kevin Vigneault: I don't believe that the overall page length itself is inherently problematic. I have noticed though that in many responsive designs, purposeful groupings of content are easy to spot on larger screens, but get muddled when things start...

Scaling Responsive Animations

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Scaling our websites and applications so that they look great on every screen can be difficult. A big portion of that difficulty can be trying to get specific components, particularly ones that have pieces that have to stay a certain size (like animati...

Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator

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I'm guilty of using responsive images by taking a high res image and downsizing it a few times kinda randomly and using those as the srcset images. Basically the same "desktop", "tablet", "mobile" thinking I can also be guilty of with breakpoints. Sooo...

Design Better Data Tables

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Matthew Ström on how data tables can be better through things like alignment, rules, labels, backgrounds, and the type of numerals used: Oldstyle figures look nice in sentences, where they better match the size and spacing of lower-case letters; linin...

Optimizing for Large-Scale Displays

The following is a guest post by Jon Yablonski. Jon told me he recently worked on a project where there was a lot of emphasis placed on giant screens. Jon is going to show us that just like RWD work of any kind, it requires planning. Extra media querie...

Accessible, Simple, Responsive Tables

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There is no single solution to make any <table> appropriately responsive. That's what I like about this post by Davide Rizzo: it admits that, then gets on with some solutions. This is a great addition to territory we've been treading for a while....

Resolution Independent Pixel Illustrations

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Marcus Blättermann has made a series of beautiful illustrations that adapt to the size of the browser window (and your cursor position). Make sure to check these illustrations out on a big screen to get the full effect. Direct Link to Article — ...

Introducing enquire.js

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For some time now, I’ve been using the enquire.js library to augment the use of media queries in JavaScript. I’ve had a lot of success using the library in various projects, but most developers I’ve met confessed they’ve never used or even hear...

Techniques for Responsive Typography

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One of the most important aspects of responsive web design is responsive typography. When it comes to responsive type on the web, there’s more to do than just resizing the text’s container and having the text reflow inside of it. From choo...